SOURCE: EnviroLogix

July 09, 2007 15:49 ET

EnviroLogix Announces USDA-GIPSA Approval for DON Test Kit

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - The USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) today announced that the QuickTox™ Kit for DON has received its Certificate of Performance. Now a cost-effective solution for rapid screening for DON is available for grain handlers everywhere. With no special equipment required, no filtering, and no toxic solvents, the QuickTox Kit offers accurate, reliable, easy-to-read results for a 2 ppm screen in five minutes.

Dean Layton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, knows how important this approval is to customers. "We at EnviroLogix are pleased to announce that we are able to provide our customers with a superior test for DON that has GIPSA approval. This is great news for customers who have come to rely on our expertise in designing simple-to-use tests with the utmost quality and accuracy."

Deoxynivalenol (DON), also called vomitoxin, can cause a multitude of negative consequences. For flour millers, it can produce off color/off taste flour if not detected; the resulting lower gluten strength adversely affects its bread- and pasta-making properties. DON also impacts the livestock feed and pet food industries, interfering with acceptance of feed and animal growth.

Because of the its widening geographical occurrence and unpredictability of seasonal weather patterns, grain handlers will need to perform DON testing more regularly. The QuickTox Kit offers a rapid on-site solution to the need for accurate segregation decisions. It joins our growing family of GIPSA-certified kits, including the first lateral flow mycotoxin test to be certified by USDA-GIPSA, QuickTox Kit for Aflatoxin.

Scott Clark, R&D Manager, echoes the importance of the approval, "USDA-GIPSA certification for the QuickTox Kit for DON provides objective third-party confirmation of the test's accuracy. Users testing for deoxynivalenol can now be sure that, along with its ease of use and speed, the test results are valid for compliance with established guidelines."

More information on the QuickTox Kit for DON (Catalog No. AS 104 BG) is available on our website (www.envirologix.com), or by calling 1-866-408-4597. EnviroLogix develops and manufactures immunoassay test kits for the food safety, water quality, plant pathogen, and indoor air quality markets, along with offering custom antibody and assay development services.

EnviroLogix, the EnviroLogix logo and QuickTox are trademarks of EnviroLogix Inc.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Dean Layton
    VP, Marketing and Sales
    EnviroLogix Inc.
    500 Riverside Industrial Parkway
    Portland, ME 04103-1486
    Toll Free: 866-408-4597